Thesis Title: Self-Efficacy, Relationship Satisfaction and Commitment Level in Married Couples

Author: Shazia Parveen

Supervisor: Safi Aslam & Farah Malik

Year: 2017

Degree: MSC

Department: Institute of Applied Psychology

University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245


The present study aimed to assess the relationship among self-efficacy, relationship satisfaction and commitment level in married couples. The objectives of this study were (a) to assess the relationship between Self-efficacy and commitment level, (b) to investigate the relationship between relationship satisfaction and commitment level, (c) to assess the differences in marital satisfaction self-efficacy and commitment level in married couples. Sample consisted of 150 married couples with the age range of 25 to 40 years. Convenient sampling strategy was used to collect the data from married couples, residing in rural and urban area (Lahore and Beherwal Kalan). Three measures were used for this study General Self-Efficacy Scale (Schwarze, Jerusalem, Weinman, & Johnston,1995) The Experience in close Relationship Revised Questionnaire (Fraley, Waller, & Brennan, 2000) and 15 Items Commitment Measure (Rasbult, Martz & Agnew, 1998). The results of the study revealed positive relationship between self efficacy and commitment level in married couples, however no relationship was reported in relationship satisfaction and commitment level. Heirarichal regression analysis revealed that income was significant negative predictor and living background was significant positive predictor of commitment level. Self-efficacy was significant positive predictor of commitment level, However relationship satisfaction was not the predictor of commitment level. There were no gender differences in self-efficacy, relationship satisfaction and commitment level in married couples. Result were discussed in comparison to the western and indigenous researches. The findings are helpful in understanding the dynamics of commitment level in Pakistani culture.


Self-efficacy, relationship satisfaction, commitment level.

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